Tracking and managing linens and textiles can be extremely problematic in the healthcare industry. Truckloads of linens constantly circulate between medical facilities and launderers. During that process, linen loss occurs frequently, making costs skyrocket. However, a linen management solution with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags provides facilities with the data they need to accurately track linens and eliminate shrinkage.
Angelica, a leader in healthcare linen and medical laundry services, helps its customers reduce loss and prevent shortages in supply through its AngelTrak® linen management system with Fujitsu RFID tags. The company serves more than 4,500 hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities nationwide and has more than 20 million RFID-chipped linens in circulation.
Angelica’s AngelTrak® Linen Management System
The AngelTrak® linen management system allows medical facilities to identify linen loss and prevent shortages without stockpiling inventory by tracking items through the entire wash and use cycle.
Fujitsu washable RFID tags are sewn into textiles such as patient gowns, bath towels and bed sheets. With RFID tags installed in linens, large readers can scan carts of items before they are loaded onto trucks, and handheld readers can scan linens distributed to individual departments. Readers installed at laundering facilities also allow healthcare providers to easily track the number of linens that are being received by and returned from linen rental companies.
In addition, the AngelTrak® linen management system features visibility of all individual linen items, inventory reports and ordering systems.
Fujitsu Washable RFID Linen Tags
RFID tags from Fujitsu Frontech North America are an invaluable component of the AngelTrak® linen management system. Fujitsu’s UHF RFID linen tags are ideal for use in healthcare because they are small and flexible enough to be sewn into the seams of pillowcases, medical scrubs and other linens, and rugged enough to withstand industrial washing.
Fujitsu RFID tags are unobtrusive and virtually undetectable when installed in linens. They are 100% non-magnetic, so they are safe for use in MRI, X-ray and other image processing and won’t appear in images.
Contact Fujitsu Frontech North America
To find out more about how Fujitsu’s partners are leveraging washable RFID linen tags to reduce loss and easily track linens, contact Fujitsu Frontech North America today at (877) 766-7545 or FFNA.firstname.lastname@example.org.